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Chichester to Emsworth Cycle Route – make your voice heard

Extended opportunity to have your say on new plans for cycle route to link Chichester and Emsworth

Highways England, in partnership with West Sussex County Council, is currently seeking views on proposals for cycle and walking improvements along the A259, between Chichester and Emsworth. To ensure as much participation in the process as possible, they have decided to extend the engagement period to Thursday 23 September.

About the proposals

The six-mile long off-road route will link Chichester with Emsworth, along the A259.

The route, which is currently part of the National Cycle Network route 2, will link into the Centurion Way (former railway conversion) and other local routes on the Manhood peninsula towards Chichester.

The improvement will also link several schools, and St. Richard’s hospital, and will enable more people to leave their cars at home and cycle or walk safely to work or school, helping to improve air quality in the area.

How to respond

More information about the proposals, including maps and visualisations of the proposed improvements, is available from You can also complete the engagement survey via this page in order to comment on the plans.